Hood, CPA & Associates

Big Firm Experience with Small Firm Personality

On first impression, Ryan Hood doesn’t immediately fit the mold of a CPA. The profession isn’t always characterized by people whose favorite pastimes are spending time out on the lake and playing basketball, but Ryan Hood’s personality is evident in his work. With eighteen years of experience, his firm is leading the charge in creating opportunities for small businesses to flourish by offering quality services and consultation. After all, it was the big picture that drew Ryan to the profession. “I always knew being a CPA would let me see a business’s side from every angle. You wouldn’t just be advising on one piece of the business, you would be looking at everything that goes on in the client’s business, and that always interested me.”

Hood’s mission is to make financial consulting accessible for all, especially younger small business owners. For the past four years, Ryan has focused on building a firm that is personable enough that clients feel comfortable texting Ryan and his team when they have questions about tax law, payroll, or bookkeeping. This has led to tremendous growth, a dream Ryan hopes to capitalize on in the future. Ryan’s business stands apart from other firms by being accessible to their clients, which makes them ideal for small businesses needing services and consultation. According to Ryan, his firm is a one-stop shop for a “big firm experience, with a small-firm personality.” 

Ryan’s youthful energy is reflected in the aesthetics of his firm. The open format of the office encourages an open and receptive relationship with their clients. If asked to peg one aspect that sets his firm apart from others, Ryan insists it’s their eagerness to consult businesses in all aspects of finance. This isn’t just a place to get taxes filed. Ryan and his employees are available to advise clients on all financial aspects of running a business. Furthermore, the firm operates on a fixed billing format, meaning clients aren’t nickeled and dimed every time a small question pops up.

Chattanooga has been an optimal choice for Ryan Hood, CPA given the real estate boom over the past few years. With an abundance of construction contractors, increased industry bringing in new families and businesses, and start-ups flocking to the city, growth is inevitable for a firm like Ryan’s. With so much growth, Ryan is excited for the opportunity to help more people conquer their financial goals in their businesses and in their personal lives. This growth could lead to a second location in the future, but Chattanooga is the heart of the firm. 

When he’s not consulting clients on aspects of business ownership and operations, Ryan loves to spend time with his family. He and his wife, Rachel, are proud parents to three boys: Cooper, Landon, and Jackson. You can find him with his boys cruising the neighborhood on their golf cart, playing basketball, or spending time out by the lake. It wouldn’t be a surprise for Ryan to answer financial questions while playing at Dave & Buster’s or enjoying a quiet evening of Netflix. 

If you’re looking for financial advice with a hometown feel, Hood, CPA and Associates firm is just the place for you. Learn more about the firm at

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